Today we started from Sakoh village down hill to Chaitru, Mataur and Kangra. My cousin sister Tenzin Chokey joined me on the way to distribute pamphlets.
The Gaggal to Kangra route is full of car mechanics and building materials. I loved the nurseries which made pleasant interludes mong lines of metal clanging “denting painting” garages. People loved the idea of someone walking all the way to Delhi, an immediate disbelieve quickly changes to that envy. Many jokingly asked me to take them with me or offered tea. Someone said “Maine ki dilli sirf TV pe Delhi hai” (I have seen Delhi only on television).
Walking through Kangra town, Himachal Abhi Abhi news channel invited me to their studio and sat me down for a live interview. Most of the people are aware of the march through the newspaper reports. Almost all of the local newspapers in Hindi and English seem to have covered our march in the papers today. People are very enthused in seeing their news pop out of papers right in front of them.
We have crossed Kangra town, past the bridge and found shelter at a Hindu temple where I had a bath under a natural spring tapped from a funnel. We are resting here tonight.